Recent advances in CMOS sensor technology have made them practical and effective for use in a wide range of imaging applications including autonomous systems, machine vision, high-end scientific cameras, and more. However, these sensitive sensors lose resolution in high temperature environments, so thermal protection is needed to keep the temperature below the maximum operating temperature. As cameras are developed in ever-decreasing sizes, the heat flux density inside them increases and the thermal challenges for the CMOS sensors become more important. Active cooling systems that feature thermoelectric coolers provide a thermal management solution to operate these critical devices within their ideal temperature range to ensure high performance.
Laird Thermal Systems' HiTemp ET Series of thermoelectric coolers are designed for the increased thermal demands of CMOS sensor applications. To learn more, read our application note on Cooling Solutions for CMOS Sensors.